Prison Plan: Steinberg - Governor Jerry Brown and state legislators are pushing a plan to ease prison overcrowding by finding more room in out-of-state facilities rather than releasing inmates early. The federal government is forcing California's hand to reduce prison populations and they refuse to release any more prisoners. But Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg opposes the plan, saying the state needs to focus on a criminal-justice strategy to reduce the state's prison overcrowding. We talk with Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg about his opposition to the governor's plan, why the State Senate won't pass it and what he's suggesting instead.
Prison Plan: Perez - It may be expensive, but California is not releasing any more prisoners. That's the message Governor Jerry Brown and the state legislature are sending with a bill to ease prison overcrowding by finding more room in out-of-state facilities rather than releasing inmates early. Assembly Speaker John Perez joins us to discuss the push to pass the governor's plan in his house before the current special legislative session ends in September.
Art Hike - Creativity comes to life this weekend in the breathtaking natural stage of the Sierra landscape during the Trails and Vistas Sierra Art Hikes. Founder Nancy Tieken Lopez, along with longtime supporters Deb Kelly and Christina Stoever Young are in the Insight studios today to talk about the weekend event which includes a slow-paced, moderate, two- to three-mike hike featuring 8 to 12 art or performance sites along a two to three mile trail.
Sound Advice: Classical - For this week's Sound Advice, we turn to Classical music host Kent Teeters. He'll share stories and selections featuring American Composers.